WEST MICHIGAN — The forecast from FOX 17 Meteorologist Ty Shesky: We are keeping a very close eye on this weekend's winter storm. At this point in time it appears the storm will track far enough north that only our northernmost communities (north of I-96 for the most part) are under the gun for big snowfall accumulations. Many spots will get to or just above 6" of heavy, wet snow. It looks like rain or a rain-snow mix will dominate around Grand Rapids and I-96. Eventually a changeover to all snow will occur locally in Grand Rapids with the best chance for any accumulations occurring Saturday evening. It will be mainly rain south of I-96 with little to no snow accumulation. The rain/snow line is still not set in stone, so stay tuned for updates.
TONIGHT: Mostly clear during the evening, then becoming partly cloudy after midnight. Lows in the lower 30s. South/southwest winds at 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.
TOMORROW: Mostly cloudy with the chance for late afternoon and evening rain showers developing. A rain/snow mix is possible north of I-96. Highs in the lower 40s. Light and variable wind becoming north/northeast at 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
TOMORROW NIGHT: Rain, possibly mixed with snow at times. Especially north of a line from Greenville to Muskegon where significant accumulation is expected. Lows in the low to mid 30s. Northeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
SATURDAY: Cloudy with periods of rain and snow. Significant accumulation on the order of several inches possible well north of Grand Rapids. Highs in the upper 30s.
SUNDAY: Snow showers exiting through the early morning hours leaving cloudy skies behind. Highs in the lower 30s.
MONDAY: Partly cloudy to partly sunny. Highs remain chilly in the middle 30s.